Welcome to our new web site!
To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.
During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.
This week’s Eye Candy is the newly opened bridge-trail south of the Nancy L. Moore Community Park in Meridian Township. The trail includes a bridge over the marshy area north of Central Park Drive, running parallel to Okemos Road. The bridge-trail itself is constructed of wood with iron supports, raising the bridge-trail several feet above the marshland below. A concrete ramp leads up to the bridge on both the north and south sides of the trail. It is approximately a quarter-mile long and offers a lookout spot to stand and observe the natural area to the east.
The bridge-trail is sheltered from Okemos Road by trees, currently bare; however, once in bloom these trees will make the spot feel like a nature preserve, removed from its nearby urban surroundings. The trail is a destination in itself for dog walkers, families pushing strollers, and runners, all out recently on an unexpected springlike day. Parking is available at the Meridian Works building. The new bridge-trail is also a safer alternative for pedestrians and cyclists who traverse the area, providing a connection between the rails-to-trail path between Park Lake Road and Okemos Road and the Meridian Farmers Market and surrounding area. Check it out!